If Only It Would Rain!

Here in England we are experiencing a distinctly unseasonal April, no showers. The garden is dry and we used all the water in the water butt a couple of weeks ago. Normally at this time of year there would have been a lot more rain. It is not looking good for the early crops in the field, where there should be green sprouts there is bare earth. So the image for the Scrapper’s Delight Facebook Challenge this month is somewhat apt.


Materials used:
Scrapper’s Delight – Rainy Days 1
X-Press It card
red, yellow and black card
A5 card blank
Copic pens

The image and sentiment are printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copic pens. Having been trimmed to the required size they are matted onto black card.

The front of the card base is covered with a slightly smaller piece of yellow card, then a strip of red card added, offset from the  middle.

The image and sentiment are attached as shown.

Although it is lovely to have sunny days in April I think it is time for a change, a few April showers before May starts would be good and the tadpoles would love it too!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Scrapper’s Delight Facebook Progressive Challenge – April
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #155
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #39 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge #116 – Anything Goes/Spring has Sprung
Little Red Wagon – April Showers
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #325 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #339 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #35 – Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude #26 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #35 – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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10 Responses to If Only It Would Rain!

  1. Florence says:

    Fabulous card Pippa. She is just wonderful. No rain here either. Hardly any over the last 12 months. Desperately need it for the crops and garden.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Flo x

  2. Cardsandsuch says:

    Hi Pippa, I love your card! I too can relate about the rain. We haven’t as much rain as we usually do. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. I also hope it rains soon!
    Ciao, Lisa

  3. Diana says:

    What a awsome CAS card! Yes in the rain you can have alot of fun!
    love the bright happy red and yellow colors.

    Thank you for joining our Challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT Creative Moments
    Diana’s Creations

  4. sadiscraft says:

    Beautiful card! 👏🏼😍

  5. Penny Light says:

    Your card is adorable and your coloring…. PERFECT! It certainly made me smile. Your sentiment is great, it would be an uplifting card to receive. Thank you for sharing your talent at Penny’s Crafty Challenge

  6. brendan808 says:

    Pippa, maybe your wonderful card will get the rain started. Your card design puts the emphasis right were it should be, on your amazingly colored image. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Little Red Wagon this week!

  7. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along at Penny’s Challenges this week.

  8. Hazel says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 325 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  9. Ine says:

    Nice work. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. shellshearer says:

    Great make hun, love the bright colours & the backing card looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this fortnight, hope you join us again soon!
    Hugs Shell x

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